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Thread: Murphy's Quilting Laws

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    Murphy's Quilting Laws

    Let's create our own Murphy's Quilting Laws. I'll start it.

    When you go to the quilt store for the quarter of a yard that you need, there is none left.

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    when you need 12" and you have the perfect fabric in your stash, you will only have 10".

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    just as soon as you get in a good sewing rhythm ... the dog MUST go outside RIGHT NOW

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    there are so many: You need to "unsew" a crooked seam and there is no seam ripper in sight. Where are they hiding?

    You're all set up to begin cutting strips (or sewing blocks, or machine quilting), the phone rings and someone asks "Are you busy?". It's someone needing a sitter "for a while."
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    You've been chain sewing forever and it dawns on you that the bottom pieces are wrong side up. Ughhhh!!!

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    I have pinned and pinned to match my seams on sewing 2 long rows together, removing the pins as I sew, only to find when I get to the end my bobbin has run out of thread way back at the start!!

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    If it can go together backwards, it will.
    After unsewing the backwards pieces, you will find a new an unique way to sew them together wrong.
    Thread always runs out (or breaks) at the most inopportune time
    If you put off cleaning your machine for "one more seam", it will chew up your bobbin thread and spit it out, half-way through that seam.

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    you have just appliqued the perfect leaf----and added a third layer your skirt !!!!

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    when you need an additional 1/2 yard of fabric to finish your quilt, the store has a different dye lot and it's noticeably different.
    Be kinder than is necessary because everyone you meet is
    fighting some kind of battle

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    If you cut one block wrong, you will not have any more of the fabric and you won't have big enough scraps to re-cut!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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